follow Dictionary.com

Are yams and sweet potatoes the same?

manor

[man-er] /ˈmæn ər/
noun
1.
(in England) a landed estate or territorial unit, originally of the nature of a feudal lordship, consisting of a lord's demesne and of lands within which he has the right to exercise certain privileges, exact certain fees, etc.
2.
any similar territorial unit in medieval Europe, as a feudal estate.
3.
the mansion of a lord with the land belonging to it.
4.
the main house or mansion on an estate, plantation, etc.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English maner < Old French manoir, noun use of manoir to remain, dwell < Latin manēre to remain; see mansion
Related forms
manorial
[muh-nawr-ee-uh l, -nohr-] /məˈnɔr i əl, -ˈnoʊr-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
intermanorial, adjective
submanor, noun
Can be confused
manna, manner, manor.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for manor
  • The priory building holds six en-suite rooms and faces a registered historic building, the old manor house.
  • In the main wing of the manor house, the formal dining room with fireplace boasts an intricately detailed ceiling and wainscoting.
  • The property is divided into three units: a hotel, motel and the manor.
British Dictionary definitions for manor

manor

/ˈmænə/
noun
1.
(in medieval Europe) the manor house of a lord and the lands attached to it
2.
(before 1776 in some North American colonies) a tract of land granted with rights of inheritance by royal charter
3.
a manor house
4.
a landed estate
5.
(Brit, slang) a geographical area of operation, esp of a gang or local police force
Derived Forms
manorial (məˈnɔːrɪəl) adjective
Word Origin
C13: from Old French manoir dwelling, from maneir to dwell, from Latin manēre to remain
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for manor
n.

late 13c., "mansion, habitation, country residence, principal house of an estate," from Anglo-French maner, Old French manoir "abode, home, dwelling place; manor" (12c.), noun use of maneir "to dwell," from Latin manere "to stay, abide," from PIE root *men- "to remain" (see mansion). As a unit of territorial division in Britain and some American colonies (usually "land held in demesne by a lord, with tenants") it is attested from 1530s.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for manor

Most English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for manor

7
9
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with manor

Nearby words for manor